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Poster: cashel Date: Aug 4, 2004 1:08pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 'It's a Wonderful Life' public domain?

That film fascinates me . I believe that Frank Capra was cynical about the values expressed in films like Mr Deeds etc. I suggest that if he could remake "its a wonderful life" he would make many changes. It would be interesting to write a new script wherein the villian(played by l.Barrymore) becomes the wise old hero.We could see the James Stewart character differently and cast him as a typical good-looking ,brash, unprincipled businessman (there are certainly plenty of them in our recent history). If the film is in in the public domain, it is freely open to such an interpretation. A remake could be as simple as removing part of the dialogue and dubbing in new dialogue. Unfortunately, I do NOT have the talents for such a task.